Daniel Bates – Daily Mail February 27, 2011
A non-profit group has launched a college scholarship for a demographic it claims are under-represented in society – white men.
The Former Majority Association for Equality will give grants of $500 to any man from Texas who is at least ‘25 per cent Caucasian’, has good grades and can demonstrate they are in need.
Its founder Colby Bohannan claims whites feel ‘excluded’ when they apply to college and that they are ‘left out’ when it comes to funding.
The provocative move risks a backlash by anti-racism groups but college officials in Texas have said there is little they can do to prevent it.
Mr Bohannan, a former Texas State University student and Iraq veteran, said the group was named because of the idea that ‘if you’re not a male, and if you’re not white, you’re called a minority’.
‘I’m not sure white males are the majority any more,’ he said. ‘If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?’
He added that the group is not taking a stance on affirmative action and has denounced racism.
‘It’s time in our society to look at the way our culture views race,’ he said. ‘It’s time to give everyone an equal shot.’
FMAFE plans to offer four $500 scholarships to any college, inside Texas or outside the state, for the forthcoming academic year.
So far it has raised more than $1,600.